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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Nellikka chammanthi (Gooseberry chutney)

Nellikka(also known as amla or gooseberry) is a powerhouse of nutrients. Eating raw gooseberries every morning is said to improve digestion, lend a healthy glow to the skin and keep hair black and glossy.
Nellikka is available in plenty in my part of the world during this time of year, and I try to incorporate it in our diet a few times a week.
Here is a chutney that I made using nellikka.

What you need:
Large nellikka (gooseberry) - 4 large, deseeded and roughly chopped
Red chilli - 3
Salt - to taste
Onion - 1 large, peeled and chopped into large pieces
Curry leaves - a few

Heat a tsp of oil. Add the red chilli, curry leaves and onion. Fry until the raw smell of the onions goes away. Lower the heat, add nellikka to the kadai and fry for a few minutes. Let it cool. Add salt and grind to a coarse paste.

This goes really well with idli/dosa.

8 comments:

AswathiBabu said...

Will try it
Have a look at my pickle made of nellikka
http://tasteofkeralafrommykitchen.blogspot.com/2010/10/nellikka.html

Satya said...

Such a mouthwatering n healthy chutney ...sooo easy to make ..yummy
Satya
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Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

wow...Amla chutney..looks too good..! My mum used to make this..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Sounds delicious. I can almost smell the tanginess of gooseberries :)

sra said...

I've never come across chutney, well, maybe only on the blogs - have always seen pickle and it's a great favourite of mine!

Pritya said...

Amla is indeed a powerhouse of nutrients. Shall try your style of chutney. Amla could be grated and dried in the sun with some turmeric. Once totally dried it changes its colour and this can be stored for quite some time. You can simply have this after food as a digestive.
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simply.food said...

This sounds really nice I am going to book mark and try but first I have to source some gooseberries.

Chitra said...

Mouth watering chammanthi.